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- n. The act or state of being punctilious; strict attention to detail.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The quality of being punctilious; exactness in the observance of forms or rules; attention to nice points of behavior or ceremony.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. strict attention to minute details
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The episode was only typical of Habsburg's savvy and his punctiliousness about his exile.
But as the financial crisis showed, punctiliousness goes by the wayside when the crunch becomes severe enough.
Failure to adhere to tax and other legal requirements with sufficient punctiliousness could lead to brutal financial penalties, not to mention high anxiety.
One chapter-door opens on to "the study", which is so dank and chilly that its chief function is not for reading or writing (after reading this tome, I'm still not sure where in the house Bryson writes – he has guarded his privacy with a punctiliousness that, given the subject matter, is borderline improper), but for gathering mouse corpses.
Its public image was one of prudery and Prussian punctiliousness, but a historical investigation into the sexual habits of the court of the last German emperor has revealed a previously unknown predilection for swinger-style parties and late-night orgies.
In time, in fact, the high standards expected of well-trafficked bloggers spilled over into greater accountability, transparency, and punctiliousness among the media powers that were.
Communities struggled with the problem of securing kosher food, and even in communities where kosher meat was available, high levels of community conflict ensued over the punctiliousness of slaughterers and butchers.
The hallmark of India, in its hey-days, was the power and profundity of her mind and the purity and punctiliousness of her soul.
But given his stubborn, Confucian paternalism and her starchy, Western-style punctiliousness, it's hard to envision a meeting of the minds.
This is the third note that the jury has written asking for clarification of some kind -- a punctiliousness that I feel bad for not finding more laudable.